Gro Urban Oasis is unveiled at Bondi Junction

The official opening of Gro Urban Oasis at Bondi Junction Westfield saw 50 media and influencers sip on botanical gin cocktails and graze on organic snacks as they wandered through the store’s lush surroundings filled with indoor plants, pots and contemporary homewares.


Hosted by long-term Judge of ‘The Block’ and co-host of ‘Love it or List it Australia’ and ‘Selling Houses Australia’, Neale Whitaker introduced owners Simon and Anna Ainsworth and shared personal “how to” advice.

Kokedama ball and terrarium workshops took place as Neale noted “how thoughtfully the store is curated” admitting that after growing up in a home too full of plants he is now happy his love of indoor plants has returned.

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Hello Kitty x Everugg Launch In Sydney

Hello Kitty x Everugg have launched its first collaboration to media and VIP guests at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney.

Celebrating Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary, this super cute partnership brings the iconic character to life on ugg boots and apparel, with both kids and womens ranges.

With brands such as Converse, Macy’s and Puma collaborating with Hello Kitty in the past, this partnership is a fantastic opportunity for both Hello Kitty and Everugg to reach new audiences.

Hello Kitty Mini Button Ugg Boots – Possibly the cutest ugg boots you’ve ever seen! The classic short button ugg boot, in both black and chestnut, with the adorable Hello Kitty button will add a little fun to your footwear.

Hello Kitty Wool Scarf – The Hello Kitty Wool Scarf is a very sweet accessory for any outfit. Available in pink and grey or red and black, it’s ultra soft and extra cosy. Throw this scarf on to keep you warm until summer arrives and wear it in several different ways.

Hello Kitty T-shirt – Everyone needs a couple of simple white slogan t-shirts in their wardrobe, so this gorgeous Hello Kitty tee is a great way to add a little fun to your collection.

The collaboration, which brings the beloved Hello Kitty character back into our hearts is now available on the Ugg Express website, bringing an incredible addition to Ugg Express’ already extensive range of premium products.

Ugg Express offers a wide range of apparel and footwear made from the highest quality Australian sheepskin and designed to cater to every taste, style and every member of the family. Loved by customers all around the country, Ugg Express offers these amazing products for a fraction of the prices you’ll find in most high street stores.

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Alex Fevola’s Runway Room beauty launch in Sydney

Luxury beauty brand, Runway Room, has announced Neighbours star, Jodi Anasta as the face of its cosmetics range. The actress, model and mother will officially launch the collection established by Melbourne makeup artist and photographer, Alex Fevola.

The salon heritage brand provides professional standard makeup to the everyday beauty lover. From teens getting ready for their first school formal, to brides on their big day, Runway Room is designed to look flawless on all skin types.

On the new role, Anasta said, “I’ve been obsessed with beauty since I can remember, so I was very excited to jump at the opportunity to work with Runway Room. Given we are all so time poor these days a quick and simple makeup routine is key. I love the Runway Room range as it’s uncomplicated and effortless to use.”

“I’m obsessed with the Runway Room Glow Palette at the moment. When I’m running out the door it’s great to have a palette that you can pop in your handbag – it has bronzer, blush and illuminator all in one!

“Although my beauty regime has always been pretty quick & simple the most important thing to me is ensuring the products are of the best quality.” said Runway Room Ambassador, Jodi Anasta.

Makeup lovers can get their hands on more than 120 Runway Room products including foundations, lip products and mineral powders. The full range is made exclusively in Australia, not tested on animals and is equal parts luxurious, illuminating and minimalistic.

“I set out wanting to develop a range of premium, professional cosmetics without the high-end price tag. I’m so proud to have created a range of products that are ageless and suit both my skin, and my daughter’s, [Mia Fevola], whilst also being used by professional makeup artists across the country,” said Runway Room Founder, Alex Fevola.

“Jodi embodies the Runway Room woman. She’s a natural beauty and exerts confidence – whether she’s wearing a full glam look, or her everyday minimal makeup, Jodi always looks gorgeous,” Fevola added.

Runway Room best sellers adored by beauty aficionados across Australia include; Peach Punch Blush; Face Base Foundation; Lipsticks; Power Lash Mascara and the three-in-one Glow Palette.

Runway Room cosmetics are available online at or in-store at Runway Room salons across Victoria.

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Michael Hill: Celebrating 40 Years of Love..

In 1979, Sir Michael Hill and his wife, Lady Christine Hill, had a vision to make fine jewellery accessible to everybody, which led to the opening of the very first Michael Hill store Whangarei, New Zealand.

Rejecting the elitism that was always associated with jewellery shopping, Sir Michael wanted to create an inviting shopping experience. He explains, “Everybody deserves to wear quality jewellery and feel special wearing it, along with feeling welcomed when they go shopping.” This vision proved to be successful and now, 40 years later, Michael Hill operates more than 300 stores in three countries, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

While Michael Hill’s history is deeply rooted in New Zealand, its second home is Australia. Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Bracken says, “Our Australian customers have been very influential for our business, and truly instrumental to the growth and success of Michael Hill.” “When Michael Hill first expanded into Australia, back in 1987 with the first stores located in Brisbane, it marked the beginning of the company’s widespread expansion and growth, and that was the catalyst that ultimately led to where Michael Hill stands today.”

The Michael Hill brand has gone through an incredible journey, embracing its heritage and celebrating memorable milestones along the way. In fact, the first piece of jewellery ever sold still remains safely in the hands of the family who originally purchased it. The timeless bangle made from sterling silver and diamonds is uniquely designed to resemble bamboo.

Originally purchased by Marie Sullivan, the bangle has since been passed down to her granddaughter Natasha for her 16th Birthday in 1991. Natasha has treasured the bangle for 40 years and is also celebrating her own milestone this year – 25 years working at the Michael Hill Maroochydore store.

To commemorate the Michael Hill 40th Birthday milestone, the jewellery empire has specially created a Heritage Collection paying homage to the last four decades.

THE 70s
This collection takes inspiration from the disco era and offers limited edition rings with plenty of sparkle – think 18 carat gold and Southern Star solitaire diamonds that are brilliant cut and exclusive to Michael Hill. You will also find influences from nature within the collection – including organic shapes and a revival of the original bamboo bangle.

THE 80s
This was a period of huge growth for Michael Hill. The name Michael Hill rose to national prominence in New Zealand during the 80s – through a combination of dramatically different store designs, a product range focused exclusively on jewellery and a strategic saturation of advertising that was attention-grabbing. The company’s success grew so much during those first several years that in 1987, Michael Hill was listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

“Our 80s-inspired range represents the opulence of the era. It was a decade defined by new wealth and “more is more” – more gold, more diamonds. It’s quite significant because the cultural and economic themes of the 80s were reflected in Michael Hill’s own growth – more stores and more customers, as the company well and truly brought fine jewellery to the masses,” says Bracken.

THE 90s
For the 90s, Michael Hill experienced a great push towards bridal jewellery, which was strongly driven by customer demand. Engagement rings were prevalent and quickly became a best selling category. In particular the hero of this decade was the classic, bestselling, one-carat solitaire ring.

The 90s mood in general saw a shift towards a contemporary and pared-back elegance in jewellery. There was a step back from the glamorous excess of the 80s and with the solitaire taking centre stage; the quality of the diamond became an important focus. This led to Michael Hill becoming the first-and-only jeweller to offer customers a ‘Lifetime Diamond Warranty’ – something that is still offered today.

THE 00s
As for the 00s, Sir Michael explains the key notion from this decade as the rise of individuality. “Style has become more about personal taste and preference than a defined trend. This has certainly had an influence on our company and has been about expanding on our initial ethos – jewellery for everyone.” To tie this messaging in, Michael Hill has re-introduced the Knots Collection. Designed by Lady Christine Hill, it’s a meaningful range and perfect for gifting loved ones or spoiling yourself.

Another key theme from the 00s is inclusivity – particularly, inclusive love. “A major step forward that we recently celebrated here in Australia was marriage equality. It’s now more important than ever, that our wedding jewellery celebrates all love and we’ve embraced this with a wider and more diverse range of collections and styles than ever before,” concludes Sir Michael. The Michael Hill Heritage Collection is now available to purchase both in-store and online via

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Bras N Things launch new 'Full Cup and Fabulous' campaign featuring Tahnee Atkinson and Tia Provost.

With delicate floral lace, edgy designs and stunning fashion trends, every style in Bras N Things’ new full cup range will leave you feeling empowered and fabulous.

Tahnee Atkinson and Tia Provost are the faces of Bras N Things new full cup campaign, which features a range of styles available up to a G cup and size 18.

Bras N Things’ National Marketing Manager, Natalie Chalmers said: “At Bras N Things we want to empower women feel fabulous, always. We’ve always had gorgeous full cup fashion lingerie available in a range of sizes, our customers love this category and it is one of our best sellers. This campaign is all about celebrating body positivity and showcasing the styles we have available as part of our fabulous full cup collection. Working with Tahnee and Tia was such a privilege, they embody Bras N Things values and what it means to feel confident in your skin, celebrate body positivity and have fun with fashion.”

Corded lace paired with satin and nude lining create a stunning contrasting effect in the Kitty set. With Balconette-shaped neckline and deep v-wire feature, the intricate design details of this set make it a feminine statement piece. Available up to an E cup and size 18. Pair with the matching lace Brazilian or a mid-rise brief to complete the set.

With dark red geometric lace, elastic strapping details, gold hardware and stud highlights, the Alessandra set is a gorgeous fashion piece. This longline design is discrete under clothing but can also be layered and worn to be seen for an edgy look. Available up to a G cup and size 18. Complete the look with a Brazilian with sexy cut-out strapping detail or high-waisted brief.

Beautiful floral lace and mesh in hot chilli pepper red combine to make the Kim bodysuit a knockout piece. Perfect for layering – either under a sheer top or with a blazer – this bodysuit is worn to be seen. Available up to a G cup and size 18.

Some of Bras N Things’ most popular styles have been given a fresh twist – now available in new colours. Valencia is available in a gorgeous primrose pink, but still has all the features customers love, including the balconette-shaped neckline, all-over lace coverage and textured shoulder straps. Available up to a G cup, and a size 18. Complete the look with matching lace Brazilian.

Best-selling Body Bliss is now available in fun, bright pink. Lined with soft brush microfibre in the cups and frame for added comfort and lace overlay for a feminine touch, this is the perfect bra to wear anywhere, every day. Available up to an E cup and a size 16. Pair with a matching lace Brazilian to complete the look.

The cup and size range of Brodie – a consistent customer favourite – has been extended in this collection and is now available to a G cup and size 18. Choose from black or white lace with a fun floral pattern with matching Brazilian.

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